Old King Cole is a merry old soul and a merry old soul is he! King Cole has two crowns to wear: a coronet with yellow points, and an arched crown with a white brim. The king’s robe is finished with a single crochet border using a crochet hook, although you could add the trim using blanket stitch embroidery if you don’t crochet. Designed by Amanda Berry @fluffandfuzz, the king is knitted in acrylic DK yarns on single pointed needles (not in the round), and the robe’s border is a crochet edging. For confident beginners and above, other techniques used include casting on and off, knits, purls, increases and decreases, and seaming to finish.
- Instructions for making the king and crowns with photos.
- A materials list and recommended yarns.
- The pattern is 6 pages and written in English.
- Measurements are in metric.
Materials you need at home:
- A pair of straight 3.75mm knitting needles (US 5)
- A 3.75mm (US F/5) crochet hook
- DK yarn (double knitting or light worsted weight)
- Toy filling
What others have made
My name is Amanda Berry, a designer and knitter specialising in creating knitted toys stuffed with a little fluff and fuzz!
My designs have been published in magazines including Let’s Knit, Simply Knitting and Knit Now.